The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 246 266 242
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 14 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.062% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.065% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 10
Median daily rate £313 £275 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +8.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £335 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £12.82 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+290.01% -70.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -
Software Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8166 9231 8767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.01% 95.04% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4940 5532 4856
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 428 431
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +14 5 £300 -
Surrey +6 4 £350 +12.00% 1
Middlesex - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 £375 +36.36% 2
West Sussex - 1 £295 -
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Software Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 9 (52.94%) Scrum
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) Shell Script
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
5 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) XML
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
5 6 (35.29%) C
5 6 (35.29%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
6 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 3 (17.65%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Python
7 3 (17.65%) .NET

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) H.323
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
4 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Scrum
2 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
3 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Shell Script
2 6 (35.29%) C
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) IBM